I'm finding it increasingly difficult to answer my land line telephone. In fact I rarely do answer it unless I know exactly who the caller is and even then I have to be in the mood to talk to them. It just seems that with all of the means of communication today: cell phone, IM, email, texting etc, that a phone call is simply too intrusive.
With a phone call you have to stop what you are doing, and devote a period of time to the conversation. And then 9 times out of 10 it is bad news, like somebody wanting you to volunteer for something, or they are collecting money etc. It's easier to screen the calls with the answering machine.
I am now to about the same point with the doorbell. It would be nice if all of my non essential communication were redirected through email. Anybody else getting techno-reclusive like this?
And a follow up question: Do you feel guilty for not answering it? It seems like it is irresponsible to not answer it, or is that just me?